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Cody 02-02-2008 08:30 AM

Quiet Filter
I need to buy a new filter for my newly obtained 30G tank. The one that came with the tank turns out to be pretty loud; probabl from calcium build-up for just being old. I need a filter that is pretty quiet, as this tank is in my bedroom. What do you suggest? I was thiking about the Emperor 280 or Penguin 150. I would like to spend under $50, but going over is fine. It just has to be quiet.

southafrica1001 02-02-2008 08:57 AM

hey congrats on the new tank. im sorry i cant help you with the filter as i have a polish make (aquael) its actually really quiet

Cody 02-02-2008 12:07 PM


Does anyone have anythoughts on the Emperor Filter and Penguin Filters? Are they quiet at all?

herefishy 02-02-2008 01:53 PM

I have a myriad of powerfilters. The Emperor 400 and 280, th Penguin 350, 210 and 170 for the higher capacity filters. I love all of them. They will get a little rattle if you don't take care of them, so regular maintainance is important.

sakemomo 02-02-2008 03:55 PM

i don't know about the larger versions but the aquaclear 30 that i have is very quiet if i keep the water level up. you really have to listen for it to hear it. perhaps the larger versions are the same way. the only time i hear a noise from it is when i change the water and the level goes down.

Cody 02-02-2008 04:56 PM

I ended up buying the Penguin 150, and it is working great. Very quiet and clean. :)

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